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  • MW budget has plenty of work in financial plan

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The 2017-18 fiscal year in Mount Washington begins at the end of the month and includes a city hall transition, community enhancement projects, more speed signs, updates to the senior center and help with controlling the city’s odor.

    Put together largely by city treasurer Peggy Brinkman, the Mount Washington City Council met recently to discuss in more detail the upcoming budget. It was read for the first time at the last city council meeting and will be voted on at the next meeting on June 12.

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  • MW receives $500,000 to improve its pathways

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Development on a safer way to travel through town without a vehicle can now begin thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Mount Washington was awarded $500,000 from the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) to begin work on a multi-use pathway on North Bardstown Road.

  • Pioneer Village officials look to lower speed at site of fatal crash

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Police Chief D.J. Reynolds announced that the Pioneer Village Police Department was now fully-staffed.

    That was good news to the Pioneer Village City Council, who looks to increase the department’s budget in its 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented a first reading of the proposed budget ordinance, which included an increase of about $30,000 in funding appropriated to the department.

  • LJ residents have many questions over rezone request; vote June 5

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Confusion over what’s allowed in a B-1 Highway Business caused neighbors to speak out against a proposed change.

    A public hearing was held earlier this month on the rezoning of eight acres of land located at 11980 South Preston Highway in Lebanon Junction. 

    The request, made by owners Hudson & Hagan, LLC, proposed the property be rezoned from R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    Attorney Mark Edison said the request was for only a small portion of the former Knobview Golf Course, which is now closed.

  • Ordinance, fees fall into place for animal office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Animal control officials received some forward movement in their ordinance governing the operations at the shelter.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously agreed to both the list of fees to be charged and the ordinance governing the operation of the facility.

    There was little discussion on either matter.

    Dogs can be adopted from the shelter at a cost of $110. This includes spay or neuter, shots and a microchip.

    The court tabled a proposal to add up to 16 security cameras in the animal control shelter.

  • Mayor heard no issues yet in forensic audit of Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- So far, mayor Curtis Hockenbury has heard of no major problems with the forensic audit being conducted.

    The certified accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly has been contracted by the city of Shepherdsville to do a more invasive look at the 2015-16 fiscal year.

    The city allocated up to $10,000 for the audit — with additional funds possible, if requested.

    Auditors Jonathon Eade and Wayne Stratton met with the audit committee in January. Since that time, the auditors have been examining records.

  • Warehouse operation gets local support for state, city incentives to expand facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A company with a presence in Bullitt County already is looking to expand its warehousing operation.

    Bluegrass Supply Chain LLC received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority for tax incentives of $300,000 over the next 10 years.

    The company is looking to lease space on Omega Parkway. Currently, the company, which also has facilities in Logan, Metcalfe and Warren counties, is leasing some space off Cedar Grove Road.

  • Splash park in Hillview will be ready for summer

     HILLVIEW - Recreation director Terry Bohannon made a big splash of an announcement during a recent city council meeting.

    The city previously approved a splash pad park area to be installed next to the Hillview Recreation Center. Bohannon said final work on the park has been scheduled.

    According to Bohannon, concrete is scheduled to be placed during the week of June 11. Once the concrete settles, she said the park should be ready to open.

  • Alpha Way project still under budget

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Even with a pretty substantial change order, the Alpha Way road project looks that it will still come in under budget.

    Meeting for the first time in 2017, the Alpha Way road committee members listened as the project draws closer to completion.

    Chairperson Gloria Taft said that even with an unexpected bill of over $172,000 to upgrade an AT&T fiber optics line, the project still looks to finish at under the $3.75 million estimate.